In August 2020, The Brazilian Trademark and Patent office (INPI) created a guideline stating rules for the examination of patent implemented through software. The guideline was published for a public consultation and suggestions by interested parties.
After reviewing the suggestions, INPI issued a final guideline that will be used for examination of software related patents in Brazil.
It is important to mention that as the software-related patents are based on a process, so it only can be registered as an invention patent and have to comply with the requirements established on the Brazilian law.
Moreover, the Brazilian law does not allow a patent of a software itself.
It is mandatory the relation with a device, so the product can be patented or the device functionality.
Peduti Advogados has patent attorney specialized on patent matters, if you have any question regarding a software-related patent and the requirements feel free to contact us.
Lawyer Author of the Comment: Laila dos Reis Araujo
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